Tanacross Cardigan from New Horizons Designs

First of all, how is it 2019!? The time continuum is definitely speeding up in my opinion.

We enjoyed a fantastic holiday break, but I am also more than ready for the kids to go back to school tomorrow. We do plan to enjoy one last fun today together today, but I’d be lying if I said I won’t be doing a little happy dance when they get on the bus tomorrow morning. :)

I haven’t done much sewing over the holidays as I was in such a rush as usual before Christmas, that I got a little over-stressed and also destroyed my sewing room in the process. Happens every year, even though I try to tell myself not to take on too much right before Christmas. Some day I’ll listen to myself…. I really need to take the time to put everything back in its place and organize and de-clutter before I can start to feel calm and focused in there again. I was able to squeeze in one little project over the weekend, as I needed a little creative outlet despite the mess. I made my beauty a cute long cardigan for going back to school this week! This is the Tanacross Cardigan from New Horizons Designs.

This is definitely a new style for her, but she is ROCKING it! I originally planned to not include and trim detail, but then I remembered I had this gorgeous burgundy fringe somewhere in my stash and once I uncovered it in my mess I realized it was a perfect match and I HAD to use it. I had gotten this fringe from Sincerely Rylee many many many years ago and have only used a little bit of it. I have already pulled out a solid burgundy sweater knit for myself because I love how this came together and decided I most definitely need a burgundy long sweater with fringe myself.

I bought this floral from So Sew English as part of a bundle with a green sweater knit. I actually had only wanted the green sweater knit and thought I’d either sell this floral or use it for practice, but when I received it, I actually liked it way better than the green sweater knit I thought I wanted! Its funny how frequently that happens! I opted for snaps on the cardigan as I thought that would be easier for a 5 year old to do and undo herself. After watching her take the snapped cardigan off OVER HER HEAD, I decided it really didn’t matter which closure I chose as she would find her own way of doing things…. as she usually does!

Here’s to a healthy and prosperous New Year to you all. I’m hoping to spend more time on the blog sharing more than just sewing this year. Can’t wait to see where this adventure goes!

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